Job Posting 97523

Project Parent Family Counsellor
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby/New Westminster
closes in 51 days (Wed, 31 Jan 2024)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $34.17 per hour

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Project Parent Family Counsellor                                          


Project Parent Family Counsellor Competition #72-23




About the Role

At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we’ve been helping people in crisis since 1928. As a non-profit, we help people develop skills and knowledge, empowering our neighbours to create positive change in their lives. Our team is made up of more than 420 staff, including expert counsellors and support workers who provide compassionate, client-centered care to youth experiencing homelessness, families and children impacted by trauma, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable people from an evidence-based, trauma-informed lens. We believe in building a brighter future for all British Columbians and providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all our staff.

As a Family Counsellor you would provide counselling, parent-education and support to families and children (0- 12 years) referred by MCFD. You would also provide linkage between the family, the community, MCFD and other professional services.

This is a term position ending December 2024, 35 hours per week (Tuesday to Friday – Maternity Leave Coverage). This position reports to the Program Manager of Project Parent Burnaby/New Westminster. The position is located at FSGV’s New Westminster office. Persons with a second language (i.e. Punjabi, Spanish, Farsi/Dari, Cantonese, Mandarin, etc.) are encouraged to apply.


About Our Opportunity:


Our Valued Benefits:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Starting at 3 weeks’ vacation for full-time staff
  • 3 paid household leave days a year
  • 2 paid Wellness Days a year
  • Paid sick days
  • 2 1/2 paid Agency days for full-time staff
  • 5 paid days for education leave/year
  • 1 paid Moving Day/year
  • Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity


Health and Wellness Resources:

  • Generous health/dental benefits after 3 months.
  • 3 flex benefit options to meet your individualized needs
  • Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Insurance, Travel insurance, ++


Your Key Contributions



  • Conduct assessments of the needs, dynamics, and functioning of families.
  • Develop goals with the family, and redevelop those goals as
  • Develop and implement a counselling service, support and intervention plan in collaboration with the family and
  • Provide service in the family home or in the community as
  • Arrange integrated case meetings and participate in meetings in collaboration with the family.
  • Connect children and parents to the appropriate supports and
  • Advocate for the child and/or family, particularly in regard to housing, health, basic needs or schooling.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of services delivered to the child or
  • Observes the interaction between the parent and child in their home environment during key times of the day, e.g.: mornings, mealtimes, bedtime.
  • Coaches, models, and educates using various therapeutic parenting models and psycho education.
  • Provides information on child development, nutrition, safety, discipline, and home management.
  • Addresses concrete needs dependant on family needs, as required.

Case Management/Record-Keeping

  • Maintain case records as part of client files, including a log of client sessions; the focus of each session; the approach/intervention utilized; the outcome of the session; and any plans as a result of the session.
  • Maintain accurate records of assessments, contacts, referrals, and report to MCFD as required by contract.
  • Complete data collection for agency programs and agency accreditation and reporting needs.
  • Ensure that agency and accreditation standards are met in delivering services and maintaining records.



  • Complete administrative requirements i.e. timesheets.
  • Participate in and be prepared for clinical supervision.


Pension: Pension plan enrollment for eligible employees

Work Hours: Term position ending December 2024, 35 hours per week (Tuesday to Friday – Maternity Leave Coverage)

Salary: GS 12B Step 1 $34.17 per hour

Location: Work in the culturally vibrant Greater Vancouver Neighbourhoods of Burnaby and New Westminster communities.

Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled


What you bring:


Education, Training, Experience

  • Family Counsellors will have a minimum of a Masters Degree in a Social Science (e.g. MSW/MA/MEd in Counselling Psychology) and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3-years’ experience working with children ages 0 - 12 years.



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Knowledge of Child Welfare policies and
  • An understanding of integrated case management/wrap around services
  • Working knowledge of different parenting strategies and the ability to share these strategies with
  • In-depth knowledge of child abuse
  • Excellent crisis intervention
  • Excellent verbal (including telephone and in-person) and written communication skills (including the ability to write assessment reports).
  • Ability to work with families from diverse cultures and backgrounds whose service needs relate to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, attachment and mental health
  • Competency in Windows PC environment (MS WORD and EXCEL).


Additional Requirements

  • Vehicle required
  • Ability to work evenings
  • Those with Farsi/Cantonese and Punjabi language capacity are encouraged to apply
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required


How to apply:

If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website,

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.

We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve, while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove biases and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles within the Agency.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #72-23 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to   for follow-up. **if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**


Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw(Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt,Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem,Semiahmoo,Matsqui,and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.


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